Planning

Forest Plan 

This section contains Forest-scale planning documents including the Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) which establishes the primary management direction for the entire forest. All projects and activities must be consistent with the Forest Plan. Additionally Wilderness Study Area assessments and watershed assessments are also contained here.

Forest Plan - Documents and Maps

Corrected FEIS and Supplemental Analyses

Endangered Species Act Consultation

The Monitoring Plan

Montana Wilderness Study Act Areas on the BDNF

Sapphire and West Pioneer Wilderness Study Areas: This section contains the Report and Draft EIS for the Blue Joint and Sapphire Wilderness Study Areas and the Proposal and Report for the Mount Henry, Taylor-Hilgard and West Pioneer Montana Wilderness Study Areas. Additional documents specific to the Sapphire and West Pioneer WSAs only are posted along with the studies. 

West Pioneers Wilderness Study Area

1980 Mount Henry, Taylor-Hilgard, and West Pioneer Study Report and Environmental Statement (52 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Alternative A Map (6 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Alternative B Map (6 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Alternative C Map (5 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Alternative D Map (7 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Alternative E Map (7 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Range Resource Map (6 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Recreation Resource Map (5 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Timber Resource Map (6 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Wilderness Suitability Resource Map (5 MB)

1980 West Pioneer Wildlife Resource Map (6 MB)

2003 West Pioneer WSA Wilderness Characteristics Assessment (97 KB)

2009 West Pioneer Inventoried Roadless Area - Wilderness Character Evaluation (324 KB)

Sapphire Wilderness Study Area

1985 Report and Draft EIS, Blue Joint and Sapphire Montana WSA Areas (2 MB)

2006 Sapphire Wilderness Study Area Wilderness Characteristics Assessment (807 KB)

2009 Sapphire Inventoried Roadless Area - Wilderness Character Evaluation (129 KB)

Landscape and Watershed Assessments 

Seymour, Sullivan, and Deep Creeks Watershed Assessment
2012, Wise River Ranger District

Fleecer Mountains Watershed Assessment
2009, Butte and Wise River Ranger Districts

Birch Willow Lost Watershed Assessment
2008, Dillon Ranger District

East Deerlodge Valley Landscape Assessment
2008, Pintler Ranger District

West Fork Rock Creek Watershed Assessment
2007